With their 55-17 victory at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville Saturday, the Virginia Tech football team became bowl-eligible at 6-6. For the last couple of weeks, the Hokies were mentioned in a number of bowls by different outlets.
Now that Virginia Tech is bowl-eligible, it’s time to look at some bowl projections from some of the experts across college football.
ESPN released their latest bowl projections for Virginia Tech
ESPN college football experts Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach released their projections following this weekend of football and both had the Hokies moving up to a tier in terms of a bowl game after the impressive victory over the Cavaliers.
Bonagura has Virginia Tech heading out to California to play Oregon State from the PAC-12 in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. The Beavers are 8-4 following their loss to Oregon Friday night and all four of their losses were conference losses.
Schlabach has the Hokies playing closer to home in Charlotte in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl with Kentucky out of the SEC being their opponent. The Wildcats are 7-5 and ended the season Saturday with a 38-31 victory over Louisville in their in-state battle. Virginia Tech fans know what happened earlier this month when the Hokies went to play the Cardinals and lost 34-3.
CBS Sports released their latest bowl projections for Virginia Tech
Jerry Palm of CBS Sports released his bowl projections and if there is one thing that can be said about his projections for the Hokies is consistency. Palm has had Virginia Tech linked to the Military Bowl in Maryland and in his latest release after the win over Virginia, that’s where he still has them.
Memphis is a good team in the AAC and would present a good challenge to Brent Pry’s team, but truth be told, it doesn’t matter where the Hokies end up, the Virginia Tech fans will travel and the valuable practices they get before the game are a good start to look ahead to 2024.